I Bobble. Do You?

I recently bought a great water bottle. It’s called Bobble, I’m sure plenty of people have seen them in Walmart, Target, and even GNC (if any of you ever visit the store). Saw them in Walmart a long time ago, but I just recently bought one from GNC a couple of weeks ago. It’s 34fl.oz., reusable, recyclable, and it filters the tap water you put in it. The filter only needs to be changed every two months, and the filters themselves are so cute, and come in so many different colors, from Pink to Blue, I of course have pink as it’s my favorite color. The filter is attached to the drinking spout and that’s the part that comes in different colors and needs to be replaced.

It’s a great water bottle in my honest opinion, I give it five stars. Water bottles are great, great for your health, because as humans who are mostly water, we need water and to have less plastic bottles going into landfills. It’s silly to buy bottled water, I won’t be doing that again, after reading in the Beauty Detox Solution that most bottled water is just tap water that has been filtered. I’m not paying extra for water that I can filter my own self for less money. It’s free of BPA’s, Phthalates, and PVC. Not to mention that this water bottle is just so dang good looking lol. My mom has one too, but with a black drinking spout/filter. The water does come out kind of slow, but I just squeeze the middle of the bottle when I want a little bit more water to come out quickly but it’s not really a big deal.

The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder

Rating: 5 Stars

I learned just so much from this book! Everyone should read it, especially if they’re looking for a healthy lifestyle change, BUT I love the fact that it can be used by people who are not looking to change their eating habits totally.

Here are just some of the interesting things mentioned:

  • “Eating too much animal protein animal protein … causes a great strain on your liver to process all the uric acid created from digesting animal protein.”
  • “… to protect the vital organs … the body … expand[s] fat cells to store acidic and toxic waste, to keep it away from our organs … The body won’t let go of excess fat that’s protecting you from you own toxins!”
  • “We are designed to eat a diet primarily made up of plant foods, greens, fruits and vegetables, sprouts, seeds and nuts.”
  • “the full process of digestion takes more energy than any other specific internal function of the human body”
  • “When we aren’t absorbing nutrients, our bodies tell us to keep eating, though we have just been fed.”
  • “acidity interferes with life itself. It is the root of all sickness and disease … this process of acid waste breakdown and disposal could also be called ‘the aging process.'”
The book is just amazing, well put together, and very informative, I’m so glad that I stumbled across her blog a while back, (link down below) it was amazing and I saw that she had written a book, so I bought it on my nook and I’ll always be eternally grateful for that moment and this book!!

Kimberly is just amazing, she looks fabulous:

And she can do this:

You can check out her blog here: Kimberly Snyder Blog

Strawberry Coconut Butter

Just saw thee, cutest and sweetest (literally and figuratively) recipe on one of the many raw/vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free blogs that I follow. I haven’t tried it out yet, I will soon but it looks just so yummy that I had to share, and maybe some of you will want to try it out:

Sugar-Free Strawberry Coconut Butter

1 cup coconut butter (or 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut*)
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh (or thawed frozen) strawberries
1 to 2 packets stevia (preferably NuNaturals)
Big pinch of sea salt

*If you don’t have coconut butter on hand, place 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth and buttery. In a Vitamix or Blendtec, this will only take about a minute (use the tamper to move the mixture downward). In a food processor, this will take 5 to 10 minutes; be patient!

Combine the coconut butter, strawberries, stevia (I used two packets, but if you have less of a sweet tooth, you may want to start with just one), and salt in a high-speed blender or food processor. (Or, if you made coconut butter from scratch as directed above, simply add the strawberries, stevia, and salt to the blender/food processor.) Blend until completely smooth; taste for sweetness and adjust as desired. Transfer to a glass jar to store—the butter will keep at room temperature for up to two days; for longer storage, keep in the refrigerator.

Yield: about 2 cups
Per serving (2 tablespoons): 97 calories, 9.1g fat (8g sat), 4.3g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g protein

Substitution option
If you don’t have (or don’t like) stevia, you can use coconut palm sugar, xylitol, or organic granulated white sugar in its place; start with 1 tablespoon, then sweeten to taste.

All pictures and credit for the recipe go to: Amber Shea of The Almost Vegan Chef. She also uses wordpress.com so follow her, she’s great.